Food and Drink News: Friday 19 August

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Food and Drink News: Friday 19 August

To celebrate its 35th year of business, mega-big Japanese grocery Japan Centre is offering a range of promotions until the end of the month with freebies, discounts, a raffle and special tasting events.

On Tuesday 23 August, Orrery will host a cigar tasting evening in partnership with Hunters and Frankau. A cigar expert will be on hand to enlighten guests on points of style, taste, profile and the production techniques of the finest hand-rolled Cuban cigars. Guests will also be able to enjoy two premium plantation rums selected to pair perfectly. Tickets cost £35. The event begins at 6.30pm.

From Wednesday the 24 to Friday 26, Soho Square to be transformed into “Fika Square” where fika – the Swedish version of the English high tea – will be served each day from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Aided by a team of “traditionally dressed Swedish old ladies”, Swedish pastry chef and chocolatier Jan Hedh will be on hand to indulge guests with special blended coffee and a range of tradition Swedish cookies. A pop up Fika Parlor will be available for bookings of up to six people per table and reservations can be made by emailing The Fika Pop Up Picnic will be on a first come, first served basis.

Planet Organic, the UK's largest fully certified organic supermarket group, has announced the opening of a fifth London outlet. This one at Devonshire Square in The City. The new Planet Organic Devonshire Square will offer fresh, seasonal food to take away and a café along with a complete range of organic and natural products.

Photo/Chris Osburn

Last Updated 19 August 2011